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The Traveling Photographer — Route 66 meets Aurora 2019
The Traveling Photographer: Photographing Route 66
The Traveling Photographer: Driving Route 66, part 2
Traveling Photographer in Japan: Eastern Kyoto
Traveling Photographer in Japan: Kyoto and Arashiyama
The Traveling Photographer: Photographing People: Taking Control of the Light
The Traveling Photographer: Photographing People: Guidelines
Japan for the Traveling Photographer Part 1: Why go?

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Shimbashi in Gion in Kyoto, lit at night for cherry blossom season

Traveling Photographer in Japan: Eastern Kyoto

Any single article on Kyoto’s many splendors will necessarily be an overview.  In our last post, I described a potential itinerary to see highlights on the western fringes of Kyoto.  If you missed it, check it out here: Traveling Photographer

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Iconic Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, in Kyoto, one of Japan's most splendid World Heritage sites

Traveling Photographer in Japan: Kyoto and Arashiyama

In our prior posts, I suggested starting points for exploring the sprawling metropolis that is Tokyo, modern Japan’s capital. If you missed those posts, here are links: Tokyo & Tsukiji and Tackling Tokyo Kyoto is another essential element in exploring Japan. 

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Fun with a fisheye: The Sigma 15mm f/2.8

“Fisheye lenses are gimmicks.” Lots of photographers think so. Most have never used one, but I don’t travel without one. The 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens from Sigma is less than three inches in diameter and length. It weighs in at

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Free photoshoots: Why do I do them?

This image that you see right here — the cover one — is a photo I took with a triathlon athlete for her blog. Did I get money for that? No. Am I happy with that? Yes. Will I do

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Julie Powell - Rose Red (1 of 1)

Why are passion projects so important?

Why are passion projects so important? I really don’t think it matters what genre you photograph, or even what sort of creative you actually are. Photographer, videographer, musician, painter, sculpture, writer … if you are of the creative type, I am

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Birds and bridge cameras

A friend asked if it’s possible to make nice pictures of birds with her Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H300 bridge camera. I already knew the answer to that question but I wanted to illustrate my point. Spoiler alert: The answer is yes.

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